I am compelled to understand motivated behavior and emotional gesture between men and women.
I make pictures from what I don’t know or find uncomfortable stating publicly. They are records of our emotional messiness, transgressive impulses, spiritual inquiry and the kinship generated from collaborative discovery.
My insistence on making this work with silver gelatin film, parallels my own desire for a tactile, emotional relationship during an isolating pandemic.
Typically, the actors are photographed separately; their intimacy only exists in the tangents of photo-chemical space, where two or more negatives layer transparently. This technique could be achieved easily in a digital platform but generates no interest there; lost would be the chance relationships of gestures, expressions and people coming together on a light table.